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Case Study

Milhouse Engineering & Construction

Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc. is an engineering firm offering expertise in civil, mechanical, electrical, structural and environmental engineering, as well as construction and program management. Based out of Chicago, IL.

Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Team

Photograph courtesy of Milhouse

Milhouse logo

The Project

Details

Milhouse hired me via BestMedia and The Well to design and develop their new customer-facing website.

Key Requirements

  • • Create a new website that loads quick and looks great
  • • Highlight Milhouse’s work with local charities and communities
  • • Allow future website updates to be completed by non-technical content creators

Team

Bryce Kirk: Design & development / BestMedia: Project management (agency-side), SEO strategy / Ellen Bremseth: Project management (client-side)

The Execution

Survival of the Fittest

Two homepage concepts were built out, feedback was integrated, and a winning design refined and selected over multiple rounds of feedback.

Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Concepts and Mockups

Pixel-Perfection

The client wanted to see every page in design before moving to development, so I created a pseudo-website in Figma with working navigation, in-page links, hover states and more.

Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Concepts and Mockups Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Interactive Figma mockup

Interactive Figma mockup, viewable on a live URL

From the Ground Up

Matching the mockups pixel-for-pixel required full control over templates, scripts and styling. The backend is built on Timber and Advanced Custom Fields, allowing for total customization, easy-to-read code and full dashboard integration.

Timber logo
Advanced Custom Fields logo
Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Timber Code

Fully Modular

A modular content builder gives non-devs the ability to create pages with robust functionality while providing a narrow set of editable fields. This ensures that all pages look and function great, no matter who builds them. No mismatched fonts and colours, no wacky, awkward layouts.

Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Content builder

The Finished Product

The Full Package

Clean, modern design paired with a ground-up, custom Wordpress build come together to create a site that looks as good as it functions, while providing an intuitive content-editing experience for the Milhouse team.

Milhouse Engineering & Construction - Website Mock (click to go to website)
Ellen Bremseth

“Bryce is a phenomenal web developer/designer. He helped us design a website that captured the breadth and depth of our services (which span 10 industries and 9 disciplines) in a clear, concise way. The website is intuitive for both end users and the marketing team on the back end. We've received lots of compliments from our senior leadership on how beautiful the website turned out. Additionally, Bryce is easy to work with, provides helpful feedback and instruction, and is all around a great partner to have on a website project.”

— Ellen Bremseth, Director of Strategic Communications, Milhouse

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